Other (indicate in message) Submitted: July 6, 2022 | Updated: December 30, 2022

(July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

Hello NC Dept. of Insurance (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

This request is related to the NCDOI Bail Bond Regulatory Division. All responsive info requested should apply to the specific time period of January 01, 2017 through present day (date the query is performed). I’m looking for totals only. Please DO NOT include any personally identifying information about applicants:


A1. Please provide the total number of bail bond applicants the Bail Bond Regulatory Division refused to license until the applicant's pending traffic ticket was paid, resolved, or otherwise adjudicated.

A2. Please provide the name of the person (or persons) who implemented this policy.

A3. Please provide the North Carolina statute or policy that allows NCDOI to withhold or refuse an applicant’s licensure in the Bail Bond Regulatory Division (and in any other division of NCDOI) until a pending traffic ticket is resolved.

B1. Please provide the total number of bail bond applicants that have been denied licensure or have had their license withheld until they pay a civil judgment filed against them.


B2. Please provide the total number of bail bond applicants that were licensed after providing proof of payment arrangements of their judgments.

B3. Please provide the name of the person (or persons) who implemented this policy.

B4. Please provide the North Carolina statute or policy that allows NCDOI to withhold or refuse licensing until a civil judgment is resolved.
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** If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

Thank you for your assistance!

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Editor’s Note 07/06/22: The submission above has been revised for clarity.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • December 30, 2022 11:45 am

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Smith, Barry L” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>, “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 30, 2022, 11:44 AM
    subject: Re: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Hi Barry,

     

    Thank you very much for your assistance!

     

    I have now marked this request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team

     

    12/30/22. Editor’s Note to Sender:

     

    This info comes from our FAQs page:

     

    Who should I contact if I think there are results of requests that have been improperly disclosed or should be redacted?

    The results of all Completed requests are published on our site, and have been provided to Sunshine Request directly by the disclosing government agency (government entity).

     

    Sunshine Request’s policy in situations involving an alleged improper disclosure is to refer you to the disclosing agency (government entity). If any party feels that an alleged improper disclosure has taken place, please contact the disclosing agency (government entity) directly.

     

    If the disclosing agency, after a review of your case, determines that confidential information was improperly disclosed, and notifies us of such disclosure, we will then be able to review your case.

     

    Similarly — Sunshine Request reviews any info given to us from NCDOI and BBRD  to determine if it satisfies the initial request. We make no claim as to the veracity of records / responses we receive from Entities. If you have reason to believe NCDOI or BBRD has improperly disclosed (or is not disclosing) all available public records in accordance with NC Public Records Law, we encourage you to reach out to them directly.


    Status: Completed
  • December 29, 2022 4:15 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Smith, Barry L <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>,
    “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 28, 2022, 4:15 PM
    subject: RE: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Please see the attached file in response to your request.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file “PRR for BBRD Applicants .pdf” at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 6, 2022 1:28 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Smith, Barry L <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>,
    “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 2, 2022, 1:28 PM
    subject: RE: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    This request is close to being completed. We’re hoping to have it completed in about a week.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 6, 2022 12:44 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Smith, Barry L” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>,
    “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 2, 2022, 12:44 PM
    subject: Re: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Hi Barry,

     

    I hope you’re having a good week so far.

     

    I just wanted to check back in to see if there’s any additional update / anticipated date of completion you can provide for the the request above [ (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day ]
    I understand that it may be a large request.

     

    I’ll plan to follow up with you again around mid-month, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    Have a great weekend!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • November 11, 2022 10:29 am

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Smith, Barry L” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>,
    “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 11, 2022, 10:29 AM
    subject: Re: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Hi Barry,

     

    I appreciate your response.

     

    Thank you for the update! I’ll plan to check in with you again early next month, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    Have a great weekend!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 10, 2022 5:04 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Smith, Barry L <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>, “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 10, 2022, 5:04 PM
    subject: RE: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    We are making progress on your request. We have had to gather data from several years to fulfill your request.

     

    We hope to have the request completed within a couple weeks.

     

    Thank you for your patience.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 10, 2022 4:26 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Smith, Barry L” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>, “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>, “Spann, Abby” <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    date: Nov 10, 2022, 4:26 PM
    subject: Re: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Hi Barry (and all CCed),

     

    This is our 4th attempt to follow up on the request above. Sent to your office on July 08, 2022 @ 4:59pm: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    The last response we received was on 09/12 when you said: “We are still gathering information for this request.”

     

    Our Team has recently received several new public records requests for info that we should be able to submit to your office. However, in order to avoid confusion / duplication of efforts, as a courtesy we have been delaying sending them to you … until we get some clarity on the request above.

     

    With this in mind — I’d like to ask again if you can please provide an anticipated date of completion or timeline for the request?

     

    This will be my last attempt to follow up. If we do not hear back from you this week, I will go ahead and mark the request as “Denied” on our website.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ Lauren (and the Sunshine Request Team)


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 3, 2022 5:53 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Smith, Barry L” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>,
    “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>,
    “Spann, Abby” <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]
    date: Nov 2, 2022, 5:53 PM
    subject: Re: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Good evening Barry (and all CCed),

     

    I’m following up again on the public records request above, first sent to your offices on July 08, 2022 @ 4:59pm: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    The last response I received to my emails was on September 12: “We are still gathering information for this request.”

     

    Can you please provide an anticipated date for completion? I make one last attempt to follow up in early November, if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • October 25, 2022 2:54 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Smith, Barry L” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>, “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>, “Spann, Abby” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 25, 2022, 2:54 PM
    subject: Re: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Good afternoon Barry,

     

    I’m following up again on the public records request above: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    The last I heard was on September 12: “We are still gathering information for this request.”

     

    Can you please provide the anticipated date for completion? I will plan on following up again in November if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • October 11, 2022 3:42 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Smith, Barry L” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>,
    “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>,
    “Spann, Abby” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 11, 2022, 3:42 PM
    subject: Re: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Good afternoon Barry,

     

    Checking in on this public records request to see if there was any update to report?

     

    I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • September 12, 2022 10:47 am

    4 months ago

    from: Smith, Barry L <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>,
    “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>,
    “Spann, Abby” <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 12, 2022,10:47 AM
    subject: RE: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    We are still gathering information for this request.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 9, 2022 6:21 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Smith, Barry L” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>,
    “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>,
    “Spann, Abby” <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 9, 2022, 6:21 PM
    subject: Re: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Good afternoon Barry,

     

    I wanted to check in again on this request and see if you had any updates to report?

     

    I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • August 30, 2022 11:57 am

    5 months ago

    from: Smith, Barry L <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>,
    “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>,
    “Spann, Abby” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 30, 2022, 11:57 AM
    subject: RE: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    We are still compiling information for this request. We don’t have an estimated completion date.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 29, 2022 2:43 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Smith, Barry L” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>,
    “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>,
    “Spann, Abby” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 29, 2022, 2:43 PM
    subject: Re: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Good Afternoon Barry,

     

    I’m following up on the request above, (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day , to see if there is any update to report since your last message on August 08.

     

    We have recently received another records request on our website asking for similar info as the above. However, in order to reduce duplication of efforts / information, we are not going to send in a new request until after the request above has been completed.

     

    Please provide an estimated timeline for completion.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • August 8, 2022 1:21 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Smith, Barry L <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Tyson, Jason M” <[email protected]>,
    “Benjamin, Alisha” <[email protected]>,
    “Spann, Abby” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 8, 2022, 1:21 PM
    subject: RE: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Our Bail Bond Regulatory Division is still compiling the information for your public records request.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 5, 2022 3:05 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Smith, Barry L” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 5, 2022, 3:05 PM
    subject: Re: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Good afternoon Barry,

     

    I wanted to check in on this request to see if there was any update to report?

     

    I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • July 11, 2022 2:58 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Smith, Barry L <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 11, 2022, 2:58 PM
    subject: RE: [External] Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    We have received your public records request and are working on fulfilling it.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Barry Smith

    Deputy Director of Communications/Safety Officer


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 8, 2022 4:59 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Smith, Barry L” <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 8, 2022, 4:59 PM
    subject: Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Good afternoon NC Department of Insurance,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    If you’re not the appropriate party to contact about the request, please provide the correct name and email address of whom I should send it to.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again around the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (July 2022) Multi-part request for NC Dept of Insurance: Bail Bond Regulatory Division applicant info 01/01/2017 – present day

     

    Message: “Hello NC Dept. of Insurance (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    This request is related to the NCDOI Bail Bond Regulatory Division. All responsive info requested should apply to the specific time period of January 01, 2017 through present day (date the query is performed). I’m looking for totals only. Please DO NOT include any personally identifying information about applicants:

     

    A1. Please provide the total number of bail bond applicants the Bail Bond Regulatory Division refused to license until the applicant’s pending traffic ticket was paid, resolved, or otherwise adjudicated.

     

    A2. Please provide the name of the person (or persons) who implemented this policy.

     

    A3. Please provide the North Carolina statute or policy that allows NCDOI to withhold or refuse an applicant’s licensure in the Bail Bond Regulatory Division (and in any other division of NCDOI) until a pending traffic ticket is resolved.

     

    B1. Please provide the total number of bail bond applicants that have been denied licensure or have had their license withheld until they pay a civil judgment filed against them.

     

    B2. Please provide the total number of bail bond applicants that were licensed after providing proof of payment arrangements of their judgments.

     

    B3. Please provide the name of the person (or persons) who implemented this policy.

     

    B4. Please provide the North Carolina statute or policy that allows NCDOI to withhold or refuse licensing until a civil judgment is resolved.
    —–

     

    ** If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • July 6, 2022 12:31 pm

    6 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending